Whether you’re new to yoga or you’ve been practicing a while, you are ready for your next step in your yoga journey.
That might be to delve deeper into the art of sequencing, understand the philosophy and history of yoga or you may be ready to take the plunge and start teaching others.
Whatever your goals are, we are here to guide you on your journey to enable you to become adept in your practice and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to start your own school.
Become A Masterful Yoga Teacher And Take Your Practise To The Next Level…
200 HR CERTIFICATION
Learn and practice over 200 poses in this foundation course. Vikasa Yoga is loved by students for being ‘Intelligent Freestyle’ and graduates are accredited by Yoga Alliance.
28 DAYS IN THAILAND
Wake up every day to one of the most photographed views in Thailand. Practice yoga perched on a cliff top overlooking the glimmering blue ocean.
Students leave Vikasa empowered to go back to their lives with the skills, knowledge and confidence to create something amazing.
|03 September – 01 October 2017||FINISHED|
|15 April – 13 May 2018||2 SPOTS|
|26 August – 23 September 2018||EARLY BIRD|
By continuing, you agree to let go of your fears
Take your practice to the next level – in paradise.
Vikasa is truly a paradise location which adds an extra dimension to your yoga practice as a whole. The environment is conducive to relaxing where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle and allow you to focus inwards on your practice and spiritual growth.
Here at Vikasa our core values are the three ways in which consciousness expands. This expansion starts with the self, it grows through our minds, bodies and energy until we are powerful motivators of connection and manifestors of change through our communities and throughout our world.
The course is structured around various techniques, vastly ranging according to the expertise of our diverse team. However, they always connect to our core values.
We believe in the power of self initiative, self love and personal evolution. The only way to truly have an impact on the world is to start with the impact of our own vibrations.
We believe in the power of community; that a small group of like minded people have the power to change the world.
And we believe that those who have a position of power have a responsibility to help those in need. We actively reach out to our community and try to improve what we see.
That is what at the heart of our teacher training program – equipping you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to connect with others and teach the benefits of yoga so that other may experience the transformative effects.
Even if teaching is not your goal, we know that you are a conscious individual with the desire to expand your practice and embrace a yoga lifestyle. Four weeks in paradise with us, will help you do just that.
Are you ready to evolve?
What You Will Learn…
Learn and practice over 200 poses in this foundation course. You will receive an asana catalogue and complete sequences for your future reference
Learn the geometry and fundamental rules and principles of asana to practice safely and effectively
Hands-on approach about your body from an experienced registered physiotherapist
Vinyasa is an integral part of hatha yoga. Learn the correct transitions between poses and the importance of it
Learn the art of intelligent sequencing and understand the logic behind it. Get our unique cue cards and video tools to help you in the beginning
Learn basic pranayama techniques such as kapalabhati, nadi shodhana, bhastrika and others
Understand the science behind sequencing and never get stuck in a routine with our “intelligent freestyle” approach
Experience Vikasa lifestyle, based on physical, mental and emotional well-being and spiritual evolution
Vikasa method is based on the science of hatha yoga, and is rooted in ancient yogic tradition
SUB-STYLE OF YOGA
Various sub-styles, such as yin, dynamic, etc, are all part of haha yoga and Vikasa yoga method
Learn about proper diet that will stimulate your yoga practice and keep your body in tune and establish conscious eating habit
Find out what to do after the course. How to work less, earn more and have more freedom
Get introduced to ancient texts of Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita, get understanding of basic concepts of yogic philosophy
Get introduced to daily meditation practice for self-realisation
Learn various relaxation techniques and how to apply them to your daily life
Basic mental techniques to work with awareness and attention
Learn mantras in sanskrit and practice chanting with the teacher
Learn about the ancient purification techniques
Get in touch with your true self and realise your true potential
REALISE YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL. AWAKEN YOUR INTUITION. STIMULATE YOUR CREATIVITY. FEEL LOVE. CREATE PEACE.
WHAT YOUR DAY IS LIKE…
07:00 – 09:15 Morning practice
09:30 – 11:30 Healthy brunch buffet
13:00 – 14:00 Group dynamics / Self-study
14:00 – 16:00 Theory / Methodology
16:00 – 18:15 Evening practice
18:30 – 20:30 Healthy dinner buffet
* This is a sample schedule and may vary from day to day. Some days additional activities may be added. Classes are on 6 days a week, one day is off.
THE VIKASA YOGA METHOD
When translated from Sanskrit, ‘VIKASA’ means EVOLUTION.
Everything in the world is constantly evolving – it is the primary function of life – and the Vikasa Method is based on this core concept of individual evolution and spiritual development. We believe yoga is a tool to facilitate our evolution and support our spiritual growth.
The Vikasa Yoga Method is an integral system of yoga based predominantly on classical Hatha yoga, with some influence from Himalayan Vinyasa and higher Taoism practices. It is the fusion of these three lineages that allows for a very effective and complete system resulting in personal evolution.
The method is based on the universal rules of yoga that ultimately allows the practitioner complete freedom from any particular routine leading to an “intelligent freestyle” of practice.
Key principles and rules of yoga are taught, allowing the teachers of Vikasa Yoga and dedicated practitioners to become free from any routines by gaining understanding, knowledge and insight into the methodology and the effects of practice.
When individuality is inspired and oneness within community is celebrated, the teachings become inclusive of infinite possibilities.
OUR VAST EXPERIENCE ENRICHES YOURS
Training will be led by a team of expert teachers, each sharing their knowledge over 4 weeks.
COURSE DIRECTOR, FOUNDER OF VIKASA YOGA ACADEMY
Kosta’s journey into yoga has taken him to the far reaches of the world, from remote Himalayan ashrams, to his initiation by a master monk in a sacred Sak-Yant ceremony in Thailand. Kosta has undergone extensive training and was certified with five different schools: Yoga 23, Sivananda Yoga, Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Andiappan Yoga and Universal Yoga and maintains close ties to many other yoga schools around the world. The vision for Vikasa Yoga was born upon realization that the deeper dimension of yoga is a spiritual journey and a conscious evolution of the individual. Seeing this as the ultimate human endeavor, he committed his life to supporting others on this path.
SENIOR TEACHER, ALL COURSES
Jason Milne was first introduced to yoga as a way to relieve chronic low-back pain. After experiencing the tremendous physical benefits of practicing yoga Jason immersed himself in the study and teaching of the spiritual and esoteric aspects of the science of yoga. He has been practicing yoga for fifteen years and he has been teaching yoga professionally for over ten years. With comprehensive training in various lineages, three 500 hour certifications and dedication to continued study of the subject of yoga, Jason brings his wealth of knowledge in both theory and practice of Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga and Yoga Therapy to this course. Jason is a registered E-RYT 500 yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
The Philosophy classes during the teacher training program are taught by Ram Vakkalanka. Ram is a Sanskrit expert, Yoga philosopher, Sitar artist, Kirtan singer, keynote speaker and meditation instructor. Ram shares his deep knowledge of Sanskrit, Vedic sciences and philosophy, Nada Yoga, Kirtan and Meditation thru workshops, webinars, one-on-one sessions, lectures and talks as well as preservative media. Nine CDs and one DVD of Ram’s works have been released so far, with a book on its way. Ram travels in Canada, India, US, UK and Thailand, touching the lives of many people thru his teachings.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY, ALL COURSES
The Anatomy portion of the Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training is taught by Michelle Lam. Hailing from Hong Kong, Michelle uses practical examples and an easy to understand approach. Michelle reveals the anatomy of the human body, from muscle to bone to spine and how these spinal structures can cause obstacles in asana practice. Asana modification and important precautions are discussed, specifically certain spinal dysfunctions such as prolapsed discs, spondylolisthesis, and scoliosis. Anatomy by Michelle Lam is a must-attend part of the Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training and is considered appropriate for all levels.
YOGA AND GROUP DYNAMIC TEACHER, ALL COURSES
Alicia was born in Spain and become a professional athlete at the age of fourteen years old. She began her yoga journey when she moved to United States to earn her Bachelor Degree at the University of Miami. Alicia first turned to Yoga to recover from a serious physical injury she acquired during her career as a professional swimmer. Through yoga she discovered how to connect and balance her mind, body and soul.
She has been practicing and teaching around North America, Europe and Asia for more than 10 years. She is an experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) who accumulates more than 1000 hours of training under Yoga Alliance. She had been training in varies lineages and different schools in Thailand, India, Indonesia, Spain and USA; Ashtanga Vinyasa, Traditional Hatha Yoga, Akhanda Yoga, Vikasa Yoga, and Yin Yoga. Alicia is a dedicated meditator practitioner attending Vipassana Silence Meditation retreats every year and studying meditation under respected Tantra Masters and Buddhist teachers.
The Course is accredited by the Yoga Alliance, the international standard for Yoga Teachers. Teach all around the world! Get certified in Vikasa Yoga method, teach any style of hatha yoga you wish upon completion.
INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED
All educational classes, academic fees and learning materials such as workbooks and charts for you to keep
A graduation ceremony and celebration with your classmates, including your RYS Vikasa Yoga certification
Full access to Vikasa Yoga Retreat facilities such as WIFI, infinity pool, massage spa, chill out lounge and gym
Yoga Alliance standard RYS – 200 certificate upon successful completion
ALL MEALS PROVIDED
A special meal plan designed to maximize your training potential including vegetarian and Thai food options
Access to create your own individual yoga franchise using the Vikasa Yoga Methos and Vikasa Yoga name
Friendly airport pick-up by the Vikasa car from the Koh Samui airport. (available for any flight time)
Ultimately you will get much more than you paid for. Safe and inspiring environment, new friends for life, unlimited love and care, beautiful memories, things money can’t buy…
WHAT YOU WILL EAT…
Vikasa serves wholesome health-conscious meals in buffet style. Kickstart your day to an amazing brunch. A freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee, a sunny side up or vegetable omelette, wholegrain toasts, oatmeal/ muesli with yoghurt, or chia seeds pudding, superfoods, boiled veggies with specialty in-house organic dips, vegetarian sandwiches or pancakes, and of course a variety of fresh-cut tropical fruits. Dinner includes a hot soup, typical local dishes with tofu, brown rice, two or three vegetarian dishes, fresh salad, dahl, and always one seafood dish. For dessert we serve fruits, occasional delectable mango sticky rice or other uniquely Thai savouring. Our homemade signature tea is a perfect finish to your meal. We are also serving light snacks during afternoon breaks; however many students prefer to eat out while exploring nearby beaches or famous shopping areas.
Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training takes place in Vikasa Yoga Retreat. Vikasa is the creation of yoga pioneer Konstantin Miachin, who created this unique place for personal evolution. It’s the ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food or just chill-out in an amazing natural environment. The retreat is located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Koh Samui enjoys perfect weather almost year round and offers a culturally rich environment to further inspire you.
ARE YOU READY?
If you’re looking for a yoga teacher training course that not only equips you with the skills and knowledge to expand your practice, whilst giving you the confidence to follow your dreams and start a yoga school of your own, then Vikasa is the perfect place for your to get started.
We will help you to…
- deepen your practice and explore yoga philosophies.
- have an immersive experience where you interact with like-minded people and gain insights beyond what can be found in books.
- find your own way of teaching yoga that is not prescriptive to any particular style.
- understand the connections of the different areas of yoga: from asana, to pranayama to meditation.
- have a place where you feel welcomed and nourished, where your teacher’s guide you on a path of transformation, and you have a life changing experience.
- learn how you can use your newfound skills & practice to teach and help others in their journey’s.
- be in a place away from the hustle and bustle of routine life, that allows you to focus solely on your growth and development whilst relaxing in an idyllic environment.
Download our Foundation Course brochure
By continuing, you agree to let go of your fears
BOOK YOUR PLACE & TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE IN UNDER 4 WEEKS
2 direct flights from Singapore daily (Silkair and Bangkok Air)
2 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur daily (Firefly and Bangkok Air)
1 direct flight from Penang every second day (Firefly)
2 direct flights from Hong Kong daily (Bangkok Air)
at least 10 daily frights from Bangkok (Bangkok Air, and Thai Airlines)
see flights via Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Pattaya as these are often cheaper (Bangkok Air)
Alternatively there’s an option to fly cheap with AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to Suratthani International Airport located on mainland. From where you will need to take a bus to Donsak pier, then a ferry or speedboat to Koh Samui, and finally a taxi to Vikasa.
Students seeking teacher certification must:
• Have a minimum of one year of yoga practice experience, any style (recommended)
• Have a passion to learn and to explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
• Be free of major injuries (please inform of minor but recurring injuries in advance)
• Be fully committed to 100% attendance
• Be able to forgot most of their personal and professional commitments during the course.
• Full access to Vikasa Yoga Retreat facilities (infinity pool, massage spa, chill out lounge and gym)
• Friendly airport pick-up by the Vikasa car from the Koh Samui airport (available for any flight time)
• A graduation ceremony and celebration with your classmates
• Access to create your own yoga franchise using the Vikasa Yoga Method and Vikasa Yoga name
• RYS – 200 certificate upon successful completion
• A special meal plan designed to maximise your training potential
• Accommodation for the duration of training (course and meal only also possible without lodging)
• Safe environment
• New friends for life
• Unlimited love and care
10:30 – 11:30 Healthy brunch buffet at Vikasa Life Café
11:30 – 13:00 Group Dynamics / Self-inquiry
15:00 – 17:00 Theory / Methodology
17:00 – 19:15 Yoga practice
07:15 – 08:15 Healthy dinner buffet at Vikasa Life Café
* this is a sample schedule, it may vary from day to day.
• 30 day extension of stay. You can apply at the local Samui Immigration office for a 1 week extension. This normally takes a few hours at the office and cots 1.900 Baht.
• Overstay and pay fine at departure. You can just pay a small fee of 500 Baht / per day of overstay when you are leaving the country. This procedure is pretty straightforward, and only requires a small amount of cash on hand. There is a special counter for that in every airport as it is a very common practice, so do not worry about it at all. Just save enough and have the cash ready at airport for the amount of days you have overstayed.• Apply for 90 day visa prior your departure. If you want to be totally flexible and stay longer the best option is to apply for this type of visa in your home country before you leave. Cost and processing times vary so please check in advance and follow procedures of your local Thai embassy.
• Fly out, Fly in. Arrange a flight out of Thailand and return, you will be granted another standard visa upon arrival valid for 30 days. Please note that flights form Samui can be expensive if booked last minute so for this option check and book well in advance.
Vikasa truly is a life transforming experience, and we want to support you in the next phase of your journey and evolution.
Whether you want to immerse yourself to expand your current practice or follow your dreams and open a school of your own, we are here to guide you and help you evolve into a masterful yoga practitioner and teacher.